General Safety Infomation ! WARNING Improper electrical connection between the tow vehicle and the trailer will result in inoperable lights and electric brakes, and can lead to collision. Before each tow: Check that all lights and turn signals work. Check that the electric brakes work by operating the brake controller inside the tow vehicle. Standard mirrors usually do not provide adequate visibility for viewing traffic to the sides and rear a towed trailer. You must provide mirrors that allow you to safely observe approaching traffic. 19 T RAILER MODIFICATIONS Alteration of the trailer structure or modification of your trailer can make the trailer unsafe and will void all warranty options. HAZARDS FOR DUMP TRAILERS A dump trailer is specifically designed for hauling cargo that is to be dumped. A dump trailer is not designed for transporting livestock. The major hazards associated with dump trailers are: Overloading. Improper weight distribution; both side to side and front to back. Getting under a raised dump body. Not using, or improperly using the body prop. Modifying or altering hydraulic components. Modifying or altering dump controls. Not dumping from a solid and level foundation. Not fully opening rear doors when dumping. Jerking the trailer, or hydraulics, to loosen the load. Trailer contacting or coming near overhead power lines when body is raised. ! DANGER NEVER alter or substitute any hydraulic system component. Death or serious injury may result. An altered or component substituted hydraulic system may malfunction, resulting in the dump body falling without warning. NEVER alter or substitute any hydraulic system component.
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